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Displays

Submission + - Projectors Made From Trash Can Deliver HD Video (gizmodo.com)

An anonymous reader writes: 'Projector prices are low now, but it looks like some crazy people like to make their own from scrapped parts: modified 8" LCD screens from cheap DVD players, chunky power converters, circuitry salvaged from dead AV equipment and hundreds of LEDs put together to create powerful lamps. The result are high-definition ghetto machines capable of delivering good images out of, literally, trash.' Some of the pieces of the gallery are amazing.
Patents

Submission + - HTML5 now officially devoid of Ogg Vorbis / Theora (rudd-o.com) 4

Rudd-O writes: "It's official. Ogg technology has been removed from the HTML5 spec, after Ian caved in the face of pressure from Apple and Nokia. Unless massive pressure is exerted on the HTML5 spec editing process, the Web authoring world will continue to endure our modern proprietary Tower of Babel.

Note that HTML5 in no way required Ogg (as denoted by the word "should" instead of "must" in the earlier draft). Adding this to the fact that there are widely available patent-free implementations of Ogg technology, there is really no excuse for Apple and Nokia to say that they couldn't in good faith implement HTML5 as previously formulated."

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